Full-page advertisements by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) in all national dailies asked students to “dare to dream beyond the IIMs”.
If one went by the ads, one could be forgiven for thinking that IIPM is the institute with the best possible infrastructure, faculty, and placements in the country.
It then gives some details about how Gaurav was arm-twisted into resigning. And then it has a few words to say about our war.
But Gaurav’ resignation and IIPM’s threat of legal action has sparked off a cyber war.
The otherwise unseen world of bloggers in India and across the world began posting their support for Gaurav, arguing that a blog is someone’s personal view and suing them makes no sense.
In response, blogs also suddenly appeared in defense of IIPM.
This is a fascinating story, which has not just raised questions about claims made by private educational institutions but also about laws governing internet privacy.
If anyone has recorded the coverage, please pass on a link. Also, Alaphia promises that NDTV is going to do a full feature on blogging! Bravo, no doubt, they are India’s number one news channel!
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